I love chalkboards! Go into any craft store or home decorating store and you can find chalkboard items everywhere. This post is going to show you how to make your own affordable chalkboard. Here is a list of what you will need:
NOTE: Lora and I will be taking a short break from the blog to enjoy the holidays with our family and friends. Blogging will resume in 2013! Happy Holidays from Craftivity Designs!
- 1 Picture Frame (any size)
- 1 Can of spray paint (any color)
- Wooden decoration(s) or any other decoration of your choice
- Hot glue gun and hot glue
- 1 Roll of adhesive vinyl chalkboard paper, like the one here
- Chalk, I used a chalk marker, like the one here
Step 1: Separate the glass and cardboard back from the picture frame.
Step 2: Place the frame in an area where you can spray paint and then evenly coat the front, sides, and back of the frame with the paint.
Step 3: While the frame is drying, take the vinyl chalkboard roll and cut out a piece large enough to cover the glass for the picture frame. Peel off the paper backing to reveal the adhesive side of the vinyl. Slowly and evenly lay the vinyl on top of the glass. Make sure to smooth it over the glass to prevent any bubbles from creating.
Step 4: Once the frame is dry, put the frame back together by securing on the glass and cardboard backing.
Step 5: Add any decoration that you desire using the hot glue gun and glue. I wanted holiday chalkboards so I added holiday wooden decorations from Michael's.
Step 6: Write a message on your chalkboard using a piece of chalk or a chalk marker.
I actually made these chalkboards a few months ago for an event and unfortunately I did not take pictures during the process of creating them. However, I do have pictures of the finished projects which you can see below! Have fun creating your own chalkboard whether it be for a holiday, special occasion, or for everyday use.